Orange Bike Program FAQs
- How do I sign up for the program?
To enroll in the Orange Bike Program, you must first read the Orange Bike Program User Guide. Then you must sign and return the Orange Bike Program Release Form and Orange Bike Program Registration Form.
- Where do I go to pick up a key?
The Office of Campus Sustainability located at 107-B Campus Operations Building at 816 East Poe Road, Bowing Green, OH. You can ask for Dr. Nick Hennessy's office at the help desk.
- Where can I find bikes?
The bikes will be located at bike racks on the BGSU campus. They are easy to find because they are bright orange and have BGSU decals. Look for an orange bike, and it is most likely one you can ride.
- Is this my bike to keep?
No. This is a community bikeshare program. Any user has the right to use any Orange Bike on campus. So, the bike you used to get to class may not be there when you get out of class (but there surely will be another one nearby you can use)!
- How many bikes are available to ride?
The availability of bikes depends on the weather and the number of members. Bikes are placed on campus during primary riding season(August - October & March - May) but fluctuates based on the temperature. Also, the more members in the program, the more bikes will be added to the active fleet. Currently, we have 80 bikes in the active fleet
- What are some of the things I should check on the bike before riding?
Make sure your seat, handlebars, and wheels are secure/ tightly attached. Check your brakes to be sure they work well and are not sticking. Check your tires to make sure they have enough air and the right tire pressure.
- What should I do if the bike is broken?
Locate the Orange Bike number (written on the frame), note the specific location of the bike, and inform Dr. Nick Hennessy at 419.372.9949 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Where may I ride the bikes?
On the BGSU campus, it is permissible to ride on sidewalks, as long as they are not too crowded with people. Should you have to travel momentarily on a street, it is important to understand that the same rules apply for bike riders as cars.
- Where do the bikes in the program come from?
All Orange Bikes were donated to the Office of Campus Sustainability from the University lost and abandoned property. They have been refurbished, made identifiable, and then deployed by the Orange Bike mechanic.
- How do I get involved?
There are two intern positions available for the Orange Bike Program. There is a marketing and advertising intern (eligible for class credit) and a paid mechanic intern. Learn more, here
Still have questions? Email us at email@example.com!